Gaspé in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
In commemoration of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the landing of Jaques Cartier at the entrance to this harbour on 24th July, 1534.
Pour commémorer le quatre centième anniversaire de l’atterrissage de Jacque Carier á l’entrée de ce port le 24 juillet 1534.
Erected 1934 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 48° 49.652′ N, 64° 29.064′ W. Marker is in Gaspé, Quebec, in Gaspésie– Îles-de-la-Madeleine (region). Marker is on Montée de Wakeham (Quebec Route 198), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gaspé, Quebec G4X 1T7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodolphe Lemieux (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier Monument (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Jacques Cartier at Gaspe (approx. 1.3 kilometers away).
More about this marker. This monument is on the Southwest Basin waterfront, south of the bridge.
Also see . . . Jacque Cartier - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Cartier)... was the first to make a survey of the coasts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, to describe the life of the Indians of northeastern North America, and, what is most to his credit, in 1535 he discovered the St. Lawrence River, which was to become the axis of the French empire in America, the vital route which would carry eager explorers towards Hudson Bay, towards the mysterious horizon of the western sea, and towards the Mississippi. Cartier discovered one of the greatest rivers in the world, and he marks the starting-point of France’s occupation of three-quarters of a continent. (Submitted on February 7, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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